Court Rejects Appeals By Ohio Death Row Inmate

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- A federal court has rejected appeals by an Ohio inmate scheduled to be executed Tuesday for raping and strangling a 16-year-old girl.

Lower courts rejected Darryl Durr's last-minute legal challenges last week.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati affirmed those rulings Monday, including one in which his attorneys had argued Durr could be violently allergic to the anesthetic Ohio uses to put inmates to death.

Also Monday, the 46-year-old Durr was transferred from a state prison in Youngstown to the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, home to the state's death chamber.

Durr was convicted of kidnapping Angel Vincent from her northern Ohio home in 1988.

Her body was found in a park months later.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2010 at 08:10 PM
    I want to know why it takes them this long to do something to this man, there is people that get charged with alot less and their punishment is alot harder and sooner
  • by Randi on Apr 22, 2010 at 10:43 AM
  • by Haley on Apr 20, 2010 at 09:11 AM
    He raped, AND murdered a 16 year old girl, she was still a child! He deserves the death penalty, and it's a shame he hasn't been put down yet.
  • by Anonymous Location: parkersburg on Apr 20, 2010 at 05:25 AM
    he deserve the death penalty
  • by Combat Vet Location: Ohio on Apr 19, 2010 at 09:15 PM
    This dirtbag should have been executed 22 years ago--Stop the dumbness in the judiciary system in this country.Oh,let's all whine and cry because he is allergic to the lethal injection---give him ole sparky or perhaps a firing squad.This kind of crap makes my blood boil---Stand up and take your punishment you big cry baby!!!!!
  • by ABCD Location: Marietta on Apr 19, 2010 at 02:56 PM
    Why wait until a week before you are to be put to death to try and challenge the death penalty? This man should have done this way before now. I think he deserves this.
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